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Obama Wants To Pay For Free Preschool By Raising Taxes On Cigarettes

We don't have the full budget yet, but the six-page brief is loaded with priorities that the President laid out in his State of the Union address and has campaigned around the country to promote.<p>Among those is his plan to invest in early childhood education through his Preschool for All initiative. …

The 25 Best-Paying Companies For Software Engineers

Engineering talent is scarce, so companies are willing to pay big bucks to keep them happy.<p>Which companies pays their engineers the most?<p>Jobs review site Glassdoor helped us pull the top 25 companies around the world that pay their US-based software engineers the most.<p>The highest paying company …

Four Reasons You Shouldn't Buy Bitcoins

Discussion of the digital currency known as Bitcoin is divided into two camps. People who understand the currency well tend to be enthusiastic boosters. Those who are citical of Bitcoin tend not to understand the currency very well and, as a consequence, their criticisms tend to be superficial, …

Monsanto: Feeding The World Is Hugely Profitable. Q2 Net Income Up 13%

Monsanto, the world’s biggest seed company, says its quarterly profit increased more expected, but offered a full-year forecast that missed Wall Street expectations.<p>Monsanto now predicts full year earnings between $4.40 a share to $4.50 a share. Analysts had thought the company would earn at least …

As China Rebalances Its Economy, Western Companies Rethink Their Business Strategy

Beijing has repeatedly made it clear that it's more than willing to accept the short-term costs of a growth sacrifice to keep its development …

Monsanto earnings pulled higher by Latin American seed demand

Strong showing for global seed giant Monsanto in its earnings report out earlier today. Profits rose 22% on a sales jump of 15%, as both the top and bottom line exceeded expectations from analysts. The seed giant also raised its full year guidance, helping to send shares higher. Strong demand for …

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Bitcoin Obliterates 'The State Theory Of Money'

Once you get past the childish title, the recent bitcoin piece from Karl Denninger raises some issues that warrant consideration from bitcoin economists. Denninger is an intelligent student of the capital markets and his essay deserves a serious reply.<p>The economic contribution of his essay is that …

The craziest PPP survey ever

<i>The following is a press release from Public Policy Polling released on Apr. 2, 2013. Bold mine:</i><p>Raleigh, N.C. – PPP’s latest national poll finds the American public differing along party lines on many conspiracy theories involving issues like global warming and the Iraq War, although some of the …

Is Germany too powerful for Europe?

In his novel Fatherland, Robert Harris envisaged a hellish scenario – Hitler won the second world war. Decades later, the Greater German Reich …

Five Extreme Republican Laws That Are Pushing States Even Further To The Right

The bill has 11 Republican sponsors in the state's House of Representatives, including the House majority leader, according to WRAL, which first reported the news. Basically, it claims that North Carolina is "sovereign" and thus exempt from any federal court rulings regarding the separation between …

Pakistani women 'break political barriers'

Two Pakistani women have made history by becoming the first women to run for parliament from the country's tribal regions, highly conservative areas which are safe havens for militants.<p>Most women in the tribal regions are uneducated, rarely work outside the home and wear long, flowing clothes that …